The VolunteersWe are always interested in hearing from anyone with a real interest in the welfare of young people and yacht sailing experience.
One of the most astonishing features of the Project is that it has been and still is almost entirely volunteer based. We employ only five full time staff to run the Project. Each yacht is run by an Afterguard, which normally consists of a Skipper, a Mate, two Watch Officers and two Watch Leaders.
To continue as members of the Afterguard, they are expected to carry out one refit weekend, one familiarisation voyage and one Sail Training Voyage per year. They are also invited to make a voluntary donation.
Safety and Security
The Afterguard on the yachts are qualified for their rank as required by the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). It is a condition of sailing on the Project yachts that all the Afterguard have an up to date clearance with the Criminal Records Bureau.» How to volunteer